AANA Journal Issue Details

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A breathtaking view of downtown Cleveland, the AANA’s destination for the Annual Meeting, August 5-9, 2006. This year, not only will attendees benefit from quality educational programs, the exhibit hall, social activities, and exploring the unique city of Cleveland, they will be participating in an historic meeting celebrating AANA’s 75th Anniversary. (Photo courtesy of Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland.)

Articles

  • Airway management: A patient with Madelung disease In this case report, the author describes a 51-year-old man who underwent liposuction to the anterior neck and resection of adipose tissue of the posterior neck. The patient was diagnosed with multiple symmetric lipomatosis, better known as Madelung disease.
    Keywords: Fiberoptic, lipomatosis, Madelung disease.
    Version: 2006;74:281-284. Authors: MAJ Jeffrey P. Conroy, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA
  • Supply, demand, and equilibrium in the market for CRNAs This study determined the current trends in supply, demand, and equilibrium in the market for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). It also forecasts future needs for CRNAs given different possible scenarios. The impact of the current availability of CRNAs, projected retirements, and changes in the demand for surgeries are considered in relation to CRNAs needed for the future.
    Keywords: Anesthesia manpower, CRNA, demand, nursing workforce, supply.
    Version: 2006;74:287-293. Authors: Elizabeth Merwin, RN, PhD, FAAN Steven Stern, PhD Lorraine M. Jordan, CRNA, PhD
  • Aspirated bezoar in a pediatric patient: A case report Gastric bezoars are persistent, ingested materials that accumulate within the gastrointestinal tract. This case report describes an 11-year-old boy with a known esophageal bezoar admitted to surgery for esophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy and possible removal of the bezoar.
    Keywords: Aspiration, bezoar, chronic rumination, microgastria, pediatric.
    Version: 2006;74:295-298. Authors: Lynn Macksey, CRNA, MSN
  • Labor epidural anesthetics comparing loss of resistance with air versus saline: Does the choice matter? This experimental, prospective study examined whether air or saline, used for the loss-of-resistance (LOR) technique, resulted in a difference in pain relief or adverse events for laboring parturients. No significant differences were found between groups for onset or quality of analgesia. There was a significant increase in the number of subjects who experienced segmental blocks after receiving air during the LOR technique.
    Keywords: Air, analgesia, epidural, loss of resistance, saline.
    Version: 2006;74:301-308. Authors: This experimental, prospective study examined whether air or saline, used for the loss-of-resistance (LOR) technique, resulted in a difference in pain relief or adverse events for laboring parturients. No significant differences were found between groups for onset or quality of analgesia. There was a significant increase in the number of subjects who experienced segmental blocks after receiving air during the LOR technique.
  • AANA Journal Course 3 Update for nurse anesthetists Aortic stenosis: A review The prevalence of aortic stenosis has been increasing in recent decades, and nurse anesthetists are more likely to encounter this problem as the population ages. Fortunately, the widespread use of echocardiography has expanded our understanding of valvular heart disease. The purpose of this course is to evaluate the current literature regarding aortic stenosis with a focus on anesthetic management.
    Keywords: Anesthesia, anesthetic management, aortic stenosis, noncardiac surgery, risk.
    Version: 2006;74:309-315. Authors: David Phillips, CRNA, MSN